|September 29, 2015||• By request I added a window icon to the DateTimeBox.exe dialog window.
It uses icon #167 from Windows' own Shell32.dll by default, but with the optional
• CameraModel.exe has been updated: it now supports (many) Samsung camera models too.
|September 24, 2015||• An annoyance in DateTimeBox.exe has been fixed: if the specified time format(s) would contain AM/PM on a system with 24 hour time format, the program used to return a generic "Invalid date/time format" error message; it will now inform you AM/PM is not a valid option on the current computer.
Better still, two new optional command line switches allow you to almost seamlessly use AM/PM on 24-hour systems:
|September 23, 2015||• An update to SiteMap.exe: 2 new optional command line switches, improved command line parsing, and improved help text.|
|September 22, 2015||• Kang-Che Sung corrected an error in my explanation of code insertion and his solution to it.
Thanks again, Kang-Che Sung
|September 7, 2015||• As the list of excluded files became too much for SiteMap.bat to handle, I wrote SiteMap.exe (in C#) to generate the sitemaps for my website.|
|September 2, 2015||• Kang-Che Sung provided an ingenious and remarkably simple solution to prevent code insertion with
It took me quite a while to figure out why this solution works. I'm impressed!
Thanks Kang-Che Sung
|August 25, 2015||
• On my Add/remove leading zeroes page in the Batch File Scripting Techniques section, I mentioned
However, as Mike Dallwitz pointed out, though it does remove all leading zeroes, that is usually not what we want — we want to keep a single zero.
So I added a note in the Disadvantages column of the page.
I also added the following solution to the page:
• There seems to be a problem with the new menu in some browsers (Chrome and Iron, maybe more): the menu always displays in full screen width and the "noscript" menu is not hidden.
The problem is caused by cached CSS files.
A quick workaround for you is clearing the cache — as shown for Chrome and Iron in the screenshot.
The real solution for me is to rename the stylesheet files so the browser knows it has to fetch the new files instead of using the ones from the cache.
I'm working on it.
Update: Renaming the main stylesheet file "menu.css" to "menu.1.0.0.css" seems to have solved the issue...
On the test website, this problem never occurred, because there never was a file named "menu.css" before the current one on that website — but on the "production" site there was, the Tigra Menu also used a file named "menu.css"!
|August 24, 2015||
• After 6 years of loyal service for this site, SoftComplex.com's Tigra Menu is replaced by a (customized) SlickNav Menu.
The SlickNav Menu will adapt to small screens (the threshold is currently set to 800 pixels wide) by moving itself from the left to the top, and occupy the full screen width.
Also on small screens, links will be padded with whitespace, to allow accurate touch navigation.
This may make tables align a bit "jumpy". I'm still trying to find a solution.
If you experience any "abnormal behaviour" of this site as a result of the change, please send a message to my e-mail address.
Replacing the menu is only the first step to make this site accessible on mobile phones, a lot more needs to be done.
Thanks, SoftComplex.com Team, and thanks, Josh Cope of SlickNav.com
• As a result of the site "make-over", you may get some "false positives" from ChangeDetection.
Sorry for that.
|August 13, 2015||• Daniel Saul Dominguez suggested a way to trim the lines of PrintScreen.exe's text output.
With some modifications, I implemented his suggestion: the new optional command line switch
Thanks Daniel Saul
|August 10, 2015||• To help me get "cleaner" screen captures of windows with transparent borders, I wrote WhiteBackground.hta.
No big deal, just a full screen, blank, white window.
To close it, press the Esc button, or right-click on its window to display instructions.
|August 9, 2015||• ChkPath.vbs has been updated:
|July 28, 2015||• I updated the Cookies paragraph on my Site Policy page.|
|July 24, 2015||• Ruud van Velsen released an update of KiXtart: version 4.66 fixes some issues and supports Windows 10!
It can be downloaded from this site.
|July 9, 2015||• An error in DateTimeBox.exe has been fixed: the old version would fail on some AM/PM formats, the new version correctly handles the formats I tested with.|
|July 4, 2015||• DateTimeBox.exe has been updated: a new optional command line switch
|July 2, 2015||• ChkPath.vbs has been (partly) rewritten.
The old version did not handle variable expansion correctly (e.g.
The new version:
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